Manhattan Is My Beat

Rune Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Tanya Eby
Series: The Rune Series, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
3.9 out of 5 stars (58 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Five feet two inches of slick repartee, near-purple hair, and poetic imagination, 20-year-old Rune hasn't been in Manhattan for very long. But she's crafty enough to have found a squatter's paradise in an empty TriBeca loft and a video store job that feeds her passion for old movies. It's a passion she shares with her favorite customer, Mr. Kelly, a lonely old man who rents the same video over and over. The flick is a noir classic based on a real-life unsolved bank heist and a million missing dollars. It's called Manhattan Is My Beat.

That's the tape Rune is picking up from Mr. Kelly's shabby apartment when she finds him shot to death. The police suspect a robbery gone wrong, but Rune is certain the key to solving the murder is hidden somewhere in the hazy, black-and-white frames of Mr. Kelly's beloved movie. But as Rune hits the mean streets of New York to find answers, she gets caught up in a dangerous adventure more chilling than anything Hollywood could dream up. As her story draws to its terrifying conclusion, Rune's final close-up may include the killer of a costar.

©2000 Jeffery W. Deaver (P)2017 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Deaver writes with clarity, compassion, and intelligence, and with a decidedly human and contemporary slant" ( Publishers Weekly)

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what is Deaver doing!!??

Difficult. hard one to finish. I'll need to do a better job of listening to samples. this is the 2nd book Deaver has put his name to that's disappointed. and normally, I'm a fan.

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Terrible book and performance

Would you try another book from Jeffery Deaver and/or Tanya Eby?

No, I would not try another book from Tanya Eby nor Jeffery Deaver

Would you be willing to try another one of Tanya Eby’s performances?

Absolutely NOT

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Definite disappointment

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